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USF makes 'Best in Midwest' list for 9th year

8/19/2015, 2:28 p.m.
The primary criteria to place on the list are academic records and positive student feedback.
University of St. Francis in Joliet

The University of St. Francis in Joliet provided this news release:

As the 2015-16 school year approaches, publications including the Princeton Review will begin releasing their top picks for outstanding collegiate institutions all over the country. The University of St. Francis is proud to be among the 159 colleges already deemed “Best in the Midwest” by this prestigious publication for the ninth consecutive year.

Each year Princeton Review releases its 2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region edition, which identifies colleges as “regional bests” in four geographic areas: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West. Only 649 colleges received this distinction nationwide. These institutions were selected primarily for their excellent academic records and positive student feedback.

“Our university strives each and every day to provide the best possible educational experience for our students,” said Arvid Johnson, USF president. “While we very much appreciate outside organizations’ recognition of the quality and return on investment of a University of St. Francis education, what is most important to us is preparing our students to contribute to the world through service and leadership.”

The University of St. Francis is proud to offer affordable, liberal arts programming rooted in the Franciscan tradition. Degrees are available for traditional undergraduates in addition to adult degree completion programs, post master’s certificates, graduate degrees and doctoral programs. The University of St. Francis strives for academic excellence in all programs in order to prepare men and women to contribute to the world through service and leadership.

“Professors genuinely want to see their students succeed and do well in their courses,” said [junior marketing major?] [name].

The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves 3,700 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are 46,000 USF alumni throughout the country. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit stfrancis.edu. University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.

Photo Caption: The Motherhouse building at the main University of St. Francis campus towers over Plainfield Road in Joliet.